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First attempt: Vintage!

Hello everyone!
Did you all have a great weekend? Enjoyed yourself? And... ready for a new week? :) I've been searching a while for my mojo and yesterday I made this card. Just for fun; no challenge! I love soft and romantic patterns but I also love everything vintage!
Digging through my stash I found some rhinestones that I bought years ago.... I stumbled upon a sweet and cute vintage image from Crafty Secrets, a chipboard frame and some gingham ribbon and off I went! I inked the chipboard frame with baby blue ink:

My favorite papers from Melissa Frances, some trim, a few stitches ( not perfect but the irregular stitches do have their charm don't you think?) And I love that little splash of red; and using red is a challenge of its own for me! Some white ink on the edges of my kraft card and a few adhesive pearls; that's all! Here's my card: (I think it's not too bad for a first attempt; my apologies for the blurry picture...)

Time to clean up and folding laundry (.....) ; …

CCCB # 44 Just a "flat card" :)

Hello everyone,
How are you? It's almost Friday and almost weekend.... I am looking forward to it. First I want to thank you all for your sweet comments and advice on my previous post about loosing my mojo. It did help! Thank you so much!
After 6 days without creating anything I finally created something. I made a card for this weeks' challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog
But before I show you my card  I want  to thank the ladies of the DT for making me a spotlight artist twice (!!!) this week! ( you can find my cards HERE and HERE ). Ladies thank you so so much; I am so honored!
And now over to the challenge! This challenge brought me back to the basic of cardmaking :)  This week it's all about a creation with nothing on it. No bows, flowers, lace, buttons..
I've been diggin' through my stash and while I was sorting out my papers I got some new ideas. I used some papers from Melissa Frances, 2 border punches, 1 corner punch and some white ink for the edges. And a …


Hello everyone!
And good morning; it's already Sunday and early in the morning here in Holland; 6.00 AM :) That means.......  a brand new challenge at CR84FN!

I started with an embossed chipboard frame from Tattered Angels and inked it up with a shade of violet ink I had for ages. And  added a pin that's made by me. I made a lot of these pins and you will see more of these. Each pin is a bit different!

And what would a card be without pink roses if you can add some pink :) On the left side of my card you can see a floral background stamp from Darkroom door; stamped with London Fog. On the right you see one of the stamps from Waltzingmouse stamps; this is one of the "Text it" stamps stamped with Angel Pink. Ribbon from my stash; lace from Marinanne Design ( Eline 's huis)

In the center of my frame I stamped an ornament ( don't know which manufacturer; I have it for ages...) with Angel Pink . The sentment is from Flourishes; stamped with Tuxedo Black. I used …

CCCB # 44 2nd attempt......

Hello everyone,
How are you? Here in Holland we have some sunshine and I hope that spring is around the corner. I just had it with  cold, slippery roads and snow.....
Today I have a 2nd card for .City Crafter Challenge Blog Yesterday I already submitted a card but I didn't follow the challenge....And now I give it another try :)
This week it's all about the colors in this cute picture: 

Another pin made by me :)

That "Hong Kong" stamp is from Making Memories ( Vintage Findings; I had it for ages);  roses from Prima; vintage doily punch from Martha Stewart.  I made that tag with one of my Cuttlebug tag dies; stamped with a sentiment from  Wild Rose Studio in Tuxedo Black. I distressed the edges with Antique Linen.

Papers from Tilda and Melissa Frances, postcard stamp from Unity stamped with London Fog. Image from Crafty Secrets, ruffled trim from Maya Road. A few stitches and some distressing with Antique Linen.. At least; some adhesive pearls. Here is my second attempt.....:)

CCCB # 43 "All that glitters"

Hello everyone! How are you? Busy creating ? :) This is my second post for today; I'm just poppin' in....There is a truckload of laundry waiting for me; I really have some ironing to do. And I hope to visit you all this evening.
I made a card for this weeks' challenge at the City Crafter Challenge blog  This week it's all about using silver and gold on your project. I already picked my papers on Tuesday but it took me ages to make a combo of silver and gold and my embellishments..... But; my card  is ready! Besides the papers and the trim I created everything myself. And let me tell you on forehand:: I think I lost myself a bit in doilies and heat-embossing :)
I covered a doily with Versamark and heat- embossed it with gold embossing powder from Zing. It turned out quite good... I got these papers ( I really LOVE these!!!) from Jacqueline


That pin is handmade by me. Just adding some pearls and spacers on a pin with a bit of glue. And that's all the silver I added :) The flo…

Blue and green for the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge # 33

Hello everyone!
How are you? Is there anyone out there who can tell me what happened with Monday? My oh my that day passed in the blink of an eye. Well; it feels like that.... :) First of all I want to thank you all for your amazing comments and emails for being a GD on Mona's blog. I am still walking on clouds and the hamster is gone......... :) It has been a weekend to remember for a long time!!
I also want to thank the DT of the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge blog for choosing  my card - and me :) -  as a Top Mouse; I am so honored and thrilled!
And now over to my card; also made for Waltzingmouse challenge! This week it's all about this sketch on the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge blog:

A checkered bow in green...

Some roses in blue and green....

Papers from Tilda (Summer blues), Roses from Prima, checkered ribbon from my stash, Rescue Remedies and Fancy Phrases stamps from Waltzingmouse stamps, The tag is stamped with  Versamark and after that heat-embossed with white embossingpowd…

All you need is love.....CCCB #42

Hello everyone,
How are you? it's a busy Saturday down here so let's  get started with the card I made for this weeks' challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog. This week it's all about love.
You just need to create a project with the word "love" on it or the universal symbol of love...a heart.

Here is the this weeks' photo inspiration:

I made a card and included my heart :) and a chipboard heart.  I made this card for one of my sisters. Just a card; just a little something..

I used some ribbon and trim, Tilda Papers ( "Summer Blues") a doily and a chipboard heart which I've painted green. I got that gorgeous piece on top of my heart from Heather. I punched a butterfly and added a pearl brad from American crafts. The sentiment is from Daisy Bucket; stamped with Bamboo Leaves. I also used my corner punch and inked the edges with white ink; to soften it a bit more.... Here is my card:

I just found out that I am a Top Mouse this week with this card

Handmade..... WM sketch #32 and TSTR #47 "Get Creative"

After spending two days with my Kleenex tissues it's nice to have a nose that enables me to upload a card :)
How are you?
Last night I finally felt a bit better and I made a card for two challenges.
This week at The Shabby Tea Room it's all about a card or project using just stamping - no patterned papers allowed- and your own, handmade embellishment(s)!
 I combined this challenge with this weeks' sketch of the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Here's this weeks' sketch:

I had such fun creating my own background paper and embellishments; especially working with cardboard... I've seen it before on several blogs and I just wanted to try it myself. These are the supplies I've used:
White, off white and cream cardstock White embossing powder from Zing Ink: Versamark, London Fog , Pumice Stone distress ink.
A piece of cardboard from a box which I got at the supermarket; I removed the top layer :) ( It took me a while because all these tiny little pieces stayed behin…